Creating your Telegram Application
We welcome all developers to use our API and source code to create applications on our platform. There are several things we require from all developers for the moment.
- Obtain your own api_id for your application.
- Please do not use the name Telegram for your app — or make sure your users understand that it is unofficial.
- Kindly do not use our standard logo (white paper plane in a blue circle) as your app's logo.
- Please study our security guidelines and take good care of your users' data and privacy.
- Please remember to publish your code too in order to comply with the licences.
API, Protocol documentation
Telegram API manuals: https://core.telegram.org/api
MTproto protocol manuals: https://core.telegram.org/mtproto
Note: In order to support reproducible builds, this repo contains dummy release.keystore, google-services.json and filled variables inside BuildVars.java. Before publishing your own APKs please make sure to replace all these files with your own.
You will require Android Studio 3.4, Android NDK rev. 20 and Android SDK 8.1
- Download the Telegram source code from https://github.com/DrKLO/Telegram ( git clone https://github.com/DrKLO/Telegram.git )
- Copy your release.keystore into TMessagesProj/config
- Fill out RELEASE_KEY_PASSWORD, RELEASE_KEY_ALIAS, RELEASE_STORE_PASSWORD in gradle.properties to access your release.keystore
- Go to https://console.firebase.google.com/, create two android apps with application IDs org.telegram.messenger and org.telegram.messenger.beta, turn on firebase messaging and download google-services.json, which should be copied to the same folder as TMessagesProj.
- Open the project in the Studio (note that it should be opened, NOT imported).
- Fill out values in TMessagesProj/src/main/java/org/telegram/messenger/BuildVars.java – there’s a link for each of the variables showing where and which data to obtain.
- You are ready to compile Telegram.
We moved all translations to https://translations.telegram.org/en/android/. Please use it.